Description : Claire Booth was a successful but stressed-out market research entrepreneur and executive suffering from what she calls "achiever fever"—constant striving coupled with chronic feelings of inadequacy. Sick and tired of feeling miserable, self-help skeptic Booth decides to try anything that might bring relief, from mindfulness to martial arts, from spending ten days in silence to "smiling" at her spleen. At first, Booth is fearful that slowing down and softening up will mean losing her professional edge. Instead, she discovers a more joyful and purposeful life, one that also turns out to be good for business. Bolstered by her own survey of other high-achieving professionals, The Achiever Fever Cure is a frank, funny, and inspiring story of Booth's road to recovery. Recognize any of these symptoms? This book offers inspiration to help you put your own achiever fever on ice. A strong need to prove yourself Fear you won’t live up to your potential Measuring self-worth by accomplishments A need to have everything under control Persistent self-criticism and habitual worry
Description : Summary of Healers and Achievers (ID No. 110473) by Raphael S. Bloch, M.D. It is not widely known that throughout history physicians have contributed more than just medical care to civilization. Healers and Achievers is a series of biographies of doctors from ancient Egypt to the twenty-first century who distinguished themselves with lasting non-medical accomplishments. They include the architect of the first Egyptian pyramid, a pope, the "Fathers" of astronomy, geology, magnetism, and taxonomy, American Founding Fathers, French Revolutionaries, a buccaneer, world-class athletes, a spy, and an astronaut. Their life stories are told in the context of the eras in which they lived, and their fields of medical and non-medical expertise are explained in terms comprehensible to both laymen and physicians.
Description : Offers profiles of eight women who excelled in biology--Gerty Cory, Josephine Baker, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Rosalyn Yalow, Dorothy Hodgkin, Mary Leakey, Rosalind Franklin, and Sylvia Earle, and includes anecdotes and discusses their careers and accomplishments.
Description : This biographical collection highlights individuals who made outstanding achievements in the arenas of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Pharmaceutical Achievers presents chronologically the major directions of pharmaceutical research and, in their historical context, the breakthroughs in treating various diseases. It concludes with a look at tomorrow's medicines. This work is particularly useful in the classroom, where its accounts of challenges and triumphs may inspire students to consider careers that support pharmaceutical research and development.
Description : Presents the success stories of such notables as Vaclav Havel, Clara Hale, Grandma Moses, Albert Schweitzer, Billy Sunday, Lech Walesa, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Norman Cousins, and Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Description : Greeks in America during the latter half of the twentieth century had a mission to establish themselves as valuable contributors to society. Hundreds of them achieved success, building businesses, communities, and relationships that still stand today. Journalist Stacy Diacou documented their achievements in her social columns for Chicago’s Greek Press newspaper, and My Generation of Achievers is a compilation of her writings. Beginning in 1969, Diacou showed how these brave souls left their homeland and jumped over the hurdles of language barriers, joblessness, and empty pockets to create a better world for their children in the United States of America. Diacou profiles specific, treasured individuals in Chicago and reveals how they moved through society with grace and perseverance. Her columns document the fashion of the time, social gatherings, and the inner workings of Chicago’s Greek American community up until 1996. From luncheons and history lectures to celebrity sightings and church youth groups, Diacou captures a snapshot in time of one of America’s most successful immigrant groups. Fun, insightful, and entertaining, My Generation of Achievers opens the door to a fascinating aspect of Greek-American history.
Description : WHAT MAKES TOP ACHIEVERS SUCCESSFUL? Is it more energy? Luck? Drive? Focus? Vision? These are some of the questions answered in Herb Greenberg and Patrick Sweeney's illuminating book, Succeed on Your Own Terms. Greenberg and Sweeney spent two years traveling in more than two dozen countries interviewing some of the world's most accomplished individuals - including renowned architect Michael Graves; Chief Financial Officer of Dun and Bradstreet, Sara Mathew; former Dallas Cowboy Roger Staubach; legendary civil rights advocate Congressman John Lewis; actor Ben Vereen; Holocaust survivor Samuel Pisar; President of Home Depot Canada, Annette Verschuren; mountain climber Rebecca Stephens; the shortest NBA player of all time, Muggsy Bogues; Senator Barbara Boxer; cancer survivor Janet Lasley; and Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie. Through in-depth interviews and results from a comprehensive personality assessment, the authors uncover the defining qualities that set each of these remarkable individuals apart. These inspiring individuals exemplify 19 defining qualities that can drive your success, such as * Optimism * Resilience * Empathy * Persuasiveness * Courage * Perseverance * Willingness to Take Risks * Creativity * Competitiveness * Confidence * Self-Awareness And you'll learn how to identify these qualities in yourself by taking a free, in-depth personality assessment that can help you discover your unique potential and strengths. Then you will be poised to seek out situations that play to your natural abilities, recognize your defining moments and seize opportunities to succeed on your own terms.